Maple Bookshelf in Distressed Robin’s Egg Blue – Before & After

Maple Bookshelf in Distressed Robin's Egg Blue - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis small old maple book shelf took on a new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Robin’s Egg Blue, Black Glaze was used to accent the molding and detail.

Light distressing revealed original wood tones and white primer, which added to the pop and contrast.

For more inspiration, visit our Robin’s Egg Blue Furniture collection.

 

Robin’s Egg Blue Maple Bookshelf – Before & After

Maple shelf given a new life in Robin's Egg Blue and Black Glaze. Before and After from Facelift Furniture!This worn out old maple book shelf took on a new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Robin’s Egg Blue, Black Glaze was used to accent the molding and detail.

Light distressing revealed original wood tones and white primer, which added to the pop and contrast.

For more inspiration, visit our Robin’s Egg Blue Furniture collection. 

 

Bookshelf in Distressed Turquoise – Before & After

Rounded Turqouise Bookshelf- Before & AfterColor has a way of changing everything when used to give furniture a new life!

Turquoise was the color of choice when this bookshelf was refinished with paint, glaze and distressing.

Black Glaze provided an antiqued look, while light distressing popped out the original wood tones. 

For more inspiration, visit our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection. 

 

Bookshelf in Distressed Sea Blue & Black Glaze – Before & After

Bookshelf given a new look in Sea Blue & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis bookshelf was given a whole new look with paint, glaze and distressing.

The bookshelf was refinished in Sea Blue and Black Glaze, with distressing revealing the original wood tones.

For more before and after inspiration, visit our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection, or visit out Dining & Living Room Furniture – Before & After collection.

 

Distressed Robin’s Egg Blue Maple Shelf

Small vintage maple shelf in distressed robin's egg blue with black glazeThis small vintage maple shelf was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Robin’s Egg Blue, Black Glaze accented the detail and provided an antiqued look.

Distressing reveals the original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit our Robin’s Egg Blue Furniture collection.

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Small vintage maple shelf in distressed robin's egg blue with black glaze

Distressed Off White Bookshelf – Before & After

Bookshelf - Before & AfterThis beat up old bookshelf was given a whole new lease on life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Adding to the new look was bead board that replaced the original backing. The entire piece was refinished in Off White, with Espresso Glaze accenting the detail and dings on the piece.

Distressing revealed the original wood tones, and the lines in the bead board.

Chest of Drawers Repurposed with Display Shelf

Ornate Chest Before & AfterWhen I first saw this chest, I loved the ornate detail, but wondered if there was any hope with so much veneer missing from the drawers.

It sat in my shop for over a year before I came up with a plan. I then brought it home, and started with pulling the two middle drawers apart.

Repairing all the missing veneer on those drawers would be too time consuming. So instead, I recycled the backs and bottoms of the drawers to create a large display and shelf space.

The drawer bottoms lined the back on the shelf, and the drawer backs (confused yet?!) were used to create the shelf bottom. For the sides, I cut two side panels I took from an old crib. I also chose to make one tall shelf, verses two that would have been narrow.

On the bottom drawer, I repaired the veneer. I used old veneer that had pealed off an old bench, along with a plumbing product called Fix It Stick (an epoxy putty) to all fill in the gaps.

We had a special spot picked out in our home, and knew we wanted Sea Blue.  I painted the shelf area a putty colored grey (an oops paint!), to make it brighter, and to stand out on it’s own. The two colors work very well together.

Before painting, I primed the entire piece white, with comes out in the distressing. I love how the spray version of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer (tall, 16 oz. can from Lowe’s), provides outstanding coverage, adhesion, AND contrast to the final paint color.

Distressing down to the primer and and original wood tones provides depth of character and highlights the original ornate detail of a piece.  Along with glaze, it’s one of the things that makes painted furniture pop the most!

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